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Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Red Force wins Nagico Super 50 title

Sports: The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force cricket team won their second successive Nagico Super 50 title recently when they defeated Barbados Pride by 72 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

COSTA RICA GETS THE NOD

Sports: The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Costa Rica will host the CONCACAF Futsal Championship 2016, to be played May 8-15 in San Jose. In confirming the site of the Championship, CONCACAF also announced the official draw, scheduled for March 16. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Appeal to aid ailing former SVG soccer star

Sports: Several St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ national sports stars, sporting organizations, friends and supporters in New York are appealing for financial support for ailing former national football (soccer) star Keith “Slick” Clark. Comments (1).

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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Free NYC fitness program keeps locals in shape

People: First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced a record expansion of Shape Up NYC programs to 370 weekly free fitness classes at 225 locations throughout New York City. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Darren Sammy to captain T20 team

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors have retained Darren Sammy as captain for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 (T20) tournament in India. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Team India must modify its selection choices

Sports: India has the cricketers to participate meaningfully and gain success internationally but the selectors have to first select the best team for each respective format. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Vincy track star sets meet record

St Vincent: Vincentian track star Brandon Valentine-Parris ran 21.48 sec. in the 200 meters in setting the meet record Sunday at the Emory Crossplex Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., according to Claflin University. Comment.

US BEAT IRELAND

Sports: SAN DIEGO (AP) _ There was some old and a new for the United States women soccer team in its win over Ireland. Carli Lloyd scored three goals to help the U.S. defeat Ireland 5-0 in an international friendly on Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium. It was the Americans’ final match before next month’s CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Comment.

West Indies face tough matchup

Sports: The West Indies team is in a tough Group 1 match in the upcoming World Twenty20, which starts on March 3, 2016 in India. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Gayle equals Twenty20 record

Jamaica: West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle hit a 12-ball century to equal the record for the fastest 50 in Twenty20 cricket, but could not prevent his team, the Melbourne Renegades from going out of the Australia Big Bash League (BBL) last week. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

East coast track stars shine at Colgate meet

Sports: The final preliminary meet of the nation’s largest track series, the Colgate Women’s Games, featured some of the East Coast’s best athletic talent, many achieving their personal best scores of the season, as thousands of participants of all ages competed for a spot in the semi-finals to be held at Pratt on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

WILDER TAMES SZPILKA

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ One fight over, Deontay Wilder nearly landed in another scrum with a furious heavyweight party crasher. With Tyson Fury plotting a post-fight melee from ringside, Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight championship with a violent knockout of Artur Szpilka in the ninth round Saturday night at the Barclays Center. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

West Indies Women team selected

People: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors have picked a strong West Indies Women’s side for next month’s tour of South Africa and the Twenty20 World Cup which follows in March. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Gayle threatens to sue Fairfax Media

Jamaica: Embattled West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle said he will sue Fairfax Media (one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand) for defamation after it published allegations he exposed himself to an Australian woman while in Sydney, Australia to train for the 2015 Cricket World COP. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

WICB rejects closure proposal

Caribbean: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has rejected a proposal by the CARICOM Governance Review Panel (CGRP) to dissolve the board. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Lloyd: Windies need international help

Sports: West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd has made a passionate plea for international help to offer assistance to West Indies cricket. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Adversity cannot stop this Vincy student athlete

St Vincent: For many foreign students, getting a college degree is often a monumental financial struggle. And, for Sheldeen Joseph, 23, a Vincentian-born athletic student at Bowie State University in Maryland, the task is even more arduous. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Australia defeats West Indies

Sports: Host Australia retained the Frank Worrell Trophy, which they held for 20 years, after beating West Indies 2-0 in the three-match series. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

‘DESIGNATED PLAYERS’

Sports: The signing of foreigners labeled ‘Designated Players’ who came to MLS last season certainly helped to heighten the awareness of MLS around the world, but in most cases that’s all that it did; few amongst the high-priced players helped their teams substantially on the field. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Gayle plans a Test comeback

Jamaica: West Indies hard-hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle is planning to return to Test cricket next year. Comment.

BILLS, JETS SHOWDOWN

Sports: ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ The Buffalo Bills’ season finale against the New York Jets will have some meaning to it, after all. Buffalo, though, will be playing the role of spoiler — not exactly what Bills coach Rex Ryan was anticipating when it came to a one-game showdown against his former team. Comment.

Bravo: Politics killing cricket

Caribbean: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo says “politics” is killing the game of cricket in the Caribbean and that the administrators need to take a hard look at themselves. Comment.

Soccer’s dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

People: LONDON (AP) _ Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel’s side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff made an inadequate attempt to shield the guest being forced to check out early after being arrested in his bedroom. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Just-win Jets top Cowboys 19-16

Sports: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Ryan Fitzpatrick lacked the efficiency he showed in propelling the New York Jets to three straight wins. Randy Bullock missed an extra point and a field goal. The offense botched a few short-yardage situations. Comment.

TIMELY VICTORY

Sports: The Portland Timbers are a most worthy MLS champion! The five-year-old MLS franchise won its first ever title, MLS Cup, in dramatic fashion, when it defeated host Columbus Crew, 2-1, at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

FIFA officials plead not guilty in soccer corruption probe

People: NEW YORK (AP) _ A sprawling U.S. bribery prosecution that has scandalized soccer’s governing body took another step forward on Tuesday, with the former president of Honduras and a former FIFA vice president pleading not guilty at their first court appearance and authorities announcing that two other defendants would be extradited to face charges as well. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

WICB backs Sunil Narine

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is throwing its support behind mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine who was banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Deserving Portland is MLS champion

Sports: The Portland Timbers are a most worthy champion! The five year-old franchise won its first ever title, MLS Cup, in dramatic fashion, when it defeated host Columbus Crew, 2-1, at MAPFRE Stadium last Sunday, Dec. 6. Comment.

Jets’ Revis feeling better

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ Darrelle Revis could be getting closer to a return. The New York Jets cornerback is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but coach Todd Bowles says Revis is feeling a lot better’’ after missing his second straight game. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

MLS CHAMPS

Sports: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ The Portland Timbers had a plan to attack early in their first MLS Cup appearance. They didn’t expect it to work to perfection so quickly. Comment.

Grenada’s PM slams WICB prez

Grenada: Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has slammed West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron saying he has shown an “amazing level of disrespect” not to meet urgently with CARICOM leaders over the Governance Review Panel report. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Narine faces another ban

Caribbean: West Indies mystery spin bowler Sunil Narine was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Jamaican female boxer reclaims world title

Jamaica: Jamaican born Alicia “Slick” Ashley is the current Super Bantam Weight Boxing Champion of the world. She has to date held five world championships and at 48 years of age, has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest boxing champion ever. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

MLS PLAYOFFS

Sports: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The Portland Timbers aim for aggressiveness against FC Dallas, just not to the point of recklessness. The Timbers host Dallas on Sunday in the first of a two-legged playoff for the Western Conference championship. The New York Red Bulls visit the Columbus Crew in the early game Sunday for the Eastern title. Comment.

WICB to be renamed

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will soon be renamed “Cricket West Indies” as the organization looks to restructure its operations and create a distinct commercial arm. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Natasha Chang races on Guyana’s circuit

Jamaica: Racecar driver Natasha Chang may not have captured the top spot at the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship at South Dakota Circuit, in Guyana. But the 28-year-old Jamaican athlete certainly created a buzz during her first meet on the South American circuit on Nov. 15. Comment.